Tuesday, January 26, 2016

[278] MTSU closes Jan. 18 for MLK holiday; night celebration planned

MURFREESBORO — MTSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

The university will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, with all business offices and departments open until 4:30 p.m.

Students and faculty, who have been on winter break for about five weeks, return to begin spring semester classes Tuesday.

Monday night from 6 to 7 in the Keathley University Center Theater, members of the MTSU community will hold an MLK celebration and candlelight vigil to highlight the contributions made by King and his wife, Coretta Scott King.

Presented by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the MTSU Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, the event is open and free to the public.

The ceremony will consist of presentations by Alpha Phi Alpha members, Bishop Chris Johnson, pastor of Zion Christian Ministries in Murfreesboro, as well as performances from the Generation of Praise Gospel Choir, current students and more.

To find the KUC, 1524 Military Memorial, and nearby parking, a printable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking2015-16.

For more information, contact Daniel Green at615-898-5812. Green is the new director for Intercultural and Diversity Affairs.

During the holiday weekend:

• The James E. Walker Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17.
• The Student Union will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 16, closed Jan. 17 and open from noon-8 p.m. Jan. 18.

• Campus Recreation Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 16 and from 2-7 p.m. Jan. 17, and closed Jan. 18.

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